Frederick Pyne

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Frederick Pyne
Born (1936-12-30) 30 December 1936 (age 80)
London, England
Nationality United Kingdom
Occupation Actor
Known for Playing Matt Skilbeck

Frederick Pyne (born London 30 December 1936[1]) is an actor best known for his role as Matt Skilbeck on the ITV soap Emmerdale Farm from 1972–1989.

Pyne attended Holloway County Grammar School (now Holloway School).[2] He worked as a farmer before serving in the Royal Air Force, he then went to RADA for training as an actor.[1] From 1966 to 1970 he worked on stage productions at the National Theatre at the Old Vic.

His Television appearances include Crossroads, Dixon of Dock Green An Affair of Honour, The Three Princes, Talking to a Stranger and R3 before he became Matt Skilbeck on Emmerdale Farm from 1972 to 1989.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Hayward 1996, p. 206
  2. ^ The Old Camdenians Club. Retrieved 31 January 2015
  • Hayward, Anthony (1996). Who's Who on Television. London: Boxtree. ISBN 0 7522 1067 X. 

Frederick Pyne served on the Equity Council for many years and was Equity President from 1994 until 2002. He is a Trustee of 5 Charities connected to the acting profession.

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